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Sparks in the Park

When I was a young fifth grader at East Derry Elementary (1975), Mr. McClenahen tried very hard to teach us about the American Civil War. We went to Gettysburg and toured all the battlefields, sat through the electric map presentation, walked up the rotunda and looked at the murals and ...

HOMETOWN Cravings

LEWISTOWN — Everyone has a favorite food that they crave and, for many of those people, there’s only one place to get it. Earlier this year, the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau asked the public via this newspaper and several social media sites for the one food they crave that ...

What is there to do around here?

LEWISTOWN — Along with the new Hometown Cravings Special Interest Tour, the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau is also debuting two new weekend itineraries created by local notables. The Juniata County Commissioners (with special thanks to Alice Gray) created a Juniata County Weekend, ...

Barn Quilts

COCOLAMUS — The Juniata Valley continues to be quilted with the art of its students. The Artist in Education Program with Perry County Council of the Arts has been giving high school students all over the area the opportunity to create barn quilts. A barn quilt is a basic quilt pattern ...

Road to fitness takes Andy Bell to the Boston Marathon

LEWISBERRY — The breaking point for overweight Andy Bell came about six years ago when he hopped on a scale and saw it read 265 pounds. Here was Bell taking medication for his blood pressure, cholesterol and anxiety. “I know I was crying,” recalled Bell, who currently teaches at ...

Dreams coming true

HERSHEY — Joy Johns was a Juniata County teenager who felt she could not reach her highest potential. Then a brochure promising hope for a brighter future showed up in her mother’s mailbox. It was an invitation to attend an introduction to the Milton Hershey School held at Hoss’s in ...

Brooke Kitting wins award to study veterinary medicine and public health

McALISTERVILLE — Brooke Lynn Kitting, daughter of Stacy and Melissa Kitting of McAlisterville, and a member of the Class of 2014 at East Juniata High School, will graduate from Delaware Valley University School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences on May 19. She will receive a Bachelor ...

TSA Region 8 Conference

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Mifflin County School District students who participated in the TSA Region 8 Conference at Northern Cambria Middle School in February are, from left, front, Natalie Lavelle, Kristen Taylor, Vivian Russler, McKenna Price, Rylee Fultz and Jacob Underhill; second ...

Local RN assists in surgery on hospital ship in Cameroon

LEWISTOWN — After returning from a two-week mission trip on the Africa Mercy in Cameroon, Catherine Fultz, a surgical registered nurse at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, marveled at the differences between the two worlds. “Everybody there was considered important,” from the custodians ...

Art journaling

LEWISTOWN — The front cover of the magazine invites readers to see “Kate Yetter’s impressive and delicate layering effect” on Page 32. Yes, the Lewistown artist’s work can be found there — and on Page 8 through 15, 33 through 38, and 41, 54-55, 72-73, 110-111, 125-126 and ...